Name: William Jackson 1
Birth: ABT 1816 in Poss. Bledsoe Co, Tennessee 1
Death: BET 1860 AND 1870
Residence: 1860 Union, Izard, Arkansas 1
From Goodspeeds Biography of Wayne Co Tenn : John Jackson, presumed father of William Jackson, moved to Wayne Co Tenn 1822, William would have been about 6 yrs. John A Jackson, Son of John Jackson married a Skillern, said to have been born in Bledsoe Co Tenn, so William Jackson possibly born Bledsoe Co.
Wayne Co Tenn 1840 Census shows a William Jackson age20-30 with one son under 5 and no daughters, and a wife 15-20. The ages fit. Son possibly fails to survive.
Izard Co AR 1850 Census shows WIlliam and Nancy with three children, Leroy age 1.
Izard Co AR 1860 Census shows that Martin Staggs Age35, living in Jackson household, along with George Staggs, age 41 and CC Staggs, age 4. These are probably kin to Nancy. Leroy Jackson's death certificate says his mother Nancy's maiden name was Staggs, born Wayne Co Tenn. The Jackson-Staggs connection leads to Wayne Co Tenn.
Izard Co. AR 1870 shows Nancy Jackson living as widow with children. No William.
Death between 1860 and 1870.
Arkansas Research Inc (Desmond Allen) abstracts of Records shows a land patent for William Jackson of 120 acres parts of Section 10 & 15 Township 17N Range 10W. The Patent Certificate was issud 30 Sept 1873. Copies of Application requested from National Archives 6 Mar 2006.
Abstracts of Tax records show WIlliam Jackson paid taxes on this land 1858-1861 but Nancy Jackson paying taxes 1865 and 1866 (Tax records after 1866 burned). Tax records from 1862-1864 are absent (Civil War).
This supports a conclusion of a land grant initiated by WIlliam Jackson but interrupted by Civil War during which he died. ______________________________________________________________________
From Jayme Anderson at andersonconnection.org:
"On Feb 25, 1878, Martha Jackson, daughter of William Jackson, sold 136 acres of land for $140. This was land she inherited from her father. We feel that she sold this land to help raise money to get her husband James Staggs out of prison."
Copies of Land Patent from National Archives show that the original land patent of 1857/1860 was defective and was reissued in 1873 and sent to John C Claiborne of Salem, Fulton, AR. JC Claiborne was a lawyer, listed in 1880 census age 66. From Ancestry One World Tree:
Name: John Clayton CLAIBORNE
Birth: 1813 in Tennessee
Death: WFT Est. 1859-1905 in prob Fulton Co, Ark
Note: Was clerk and master of the court of Gibson Co Tenn in 1840's. Moved to Batesville ARK. where he was commissioner of Deeds for the state of Arkansas. Was county surveyer for Izard Co 1866 to 1868. Later moved to Fulton Co. Ark.
Nancy Staggs b: ABT 1821 in Wayne Co, Tennessee
in Wayne Co Tennessee
- Leroy Jackson b: 23 JUN 1849 in Union Township, Izard Co, Arkansas
- Martha F Jackson b: 22 APR 1844 in Wayne Co, Missouri
- Andrew Jackson b: 1854 in Union Township, Izard Co, Arkansas
- Mary Jane Jackson b: 1848 in Union Township, Izard Co, Arkansas
- Druzilla Jackson b: 1852 in Union Township, Izard Co, Arkansas
- William M Jackson b: 1857 in Union Township, Izard Co, Arkansas
- Marion J Jackson b: 5 JUN 1855 in Union Township, Izard Co, Arkansas
- James Jackson b: 1853 in Union Township, Izard Co, Arkansas
- Title: 1860 United States Federal Census
Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004
Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860
Text: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Union, Izard, Arkansas, post office Benbrooks Mill, roll M653_43, page 401, image 406.